While new head coach Aaron Pitts is in the process of adding some new wrinkles to MCHS' offensive and defensive schemes, his primary concern at this stage of the preseason is making sure his team is fundamentally sound.
"We're just trying to get the fundamentals down of blocking and tackling. We look a little sloppy right now, but that was expected with putting in a new system. Guys are thinking instead of reacting," said Pitts. "We want them to be physical, but we're trying to make sure they block and tackle correctly. We want them to get the fundamentals down and do things right."
"It's an open competition everywhere. We're trying to find guys that fit our system. We're not going to change too much, but this is our time to evaluate them," said Pitts. "I'm sure a lot of the guys that started last year will start again this year, but it's still an open competition and we want them to earn their spots."
With the Marshall County coaching staff trying to find a replacement for departed tailback Trevor Irizarry, who broke MCHS' single season rushing record last year, the Tiger defense currently holds the upper hand over the offense after yielding just 13.3 points per game during the 2011 campaign.
MCHS football fans will have a chance to check out the Tigers on Friday, August 10th, when they take on the Shelbyville Golden Eagles in the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Pigskin Preview at Preston Hopkins Field.